Chuck... you are so wrong. He's not the typical maniac... He's a Super Maniac!!
He bets $50 into a $12 pot before this hand, with nothing but T8 on a board, where he has no draw, no pair... NOTHING!
My read on him, when he has something, he bets about 3/4 the pot, 2-3x the pot when he's bluffing
. He could be setting this up for his big hand. In this situation, on a paired board, it's likely he's on J9, KQ, KJ, JT, 32, 43, 45... etc. Quite a bit actually, he raises with all his pairs, down to 22, so I'm pretty sure he has nothing ATM.
However, with 2 cards left to come, I have to dodge quite a bit of bullets. In the heat of the battle, I called and got LUCKY.
I posted this hand, because I'm unsure of whether I made the right decision in calling. I feel that it's really really a marginal call. He seriously could have been on something like A2, K2, J2... etc, and I got lucky on the turn.
8♠ ($17.5, 2 players
Hero checks, SB bets $40